Charles James: Beyond Fashion

With much pomp and circumstance, the Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors this week. The inaugural exhibit is dedicated to Charles James, a legendary British designer who did the bulk of his work in New York City. He is best known for his dramatic, structural ball gowns and unique tailoring methods that still influence fashion and garment construction today. What is most interesting is that the exhibit not only features many of his beautiful gowns, but that is also focuses on his design process. Until now, James has so rarely received credit for his accolades in fashion, and I personally cannot wait to drop by the Met to see his work.

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The exhibit is open to the public starting today, May 8th, and will run through August 10th. For more information on the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit, click here.

 

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